Sea Harrier Over the Falklands
The controversial account of what really happened in the south Atlantic skies
Sharkey Ward commanded 801 Naval Air Squadron, HMS Invincible, was senior Sea Harrier adviser to the Command, flew over sixty missions and was awarded DSC. Yet had he followed all his instructions to the letter, Britain might well have lost the Falklands War.
His dramatic first-hand story of the air war in the South Atlantic is also an extraordinary, outspoken account of inter-Service rivalries, bureaucratic interference, and dangerous ignorance of the realities of air combat among many senior commanders. As Sharkey Ward reveals, the 801 pilots were fighting not just the enemy, exhaustion, and the hostile weather, but also the prejudice and ignorance of their own side.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - scuzzy - LibraryThing
This book took a little longer to complete than normal, but not because it was a dull read, anything but, but I re-read some parts of it to get the right mental picture in my mind. I was just a young ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sainsborough - LibraryThing
First review by a "girl" perhaps! - although the author told me he had (perhaps still has) a 95-year-old female fan. I am currently working with him on a project entirely unrelated to his flying ... Read full review